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... At 10 am, the auspicious time, a priest takes a torch and lights coconut husks for cooking fires. Each woman has a clay or metal pot raised above the street on bricks. The coconut husk fire heats the water and they make a dish for an offering to the goddess which is Shivas wife. They whole purpose is to give thanks for whatever blessings you are greatful for. It is over 90 degrees, humid and the air is filled ...
... br style="font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">The highlight of any trip to Kerala is said to be the beautiful backwaters. A 900km network of rivers that start at the coast and work their way inland. Some describe it as the 'Venice of the East'... which it isn't...at all. All the waterways here don't form a city, they form tiny isolated villages in a tropical setting with Palm fringed lakes.
... the rope to the middle of the beach, where now both 'teams' of men were standing only about 10 meters apart. As the net got closer and closer to coming in, they were growing excited, chanting loudly and pulling much harder. I was half expecting a whale to be brought in with the amount of force they were putting in to each pull. Finally the men brought the net in, and by this stage, a crowd had gathered. As they brought the net on to the sand I could not ...
... in those moments leading up to the initial trip. I hugged my parents, took a picture with the one that’d helped me regain my self-trust, and put my faith back in the unknowns of the future. There is no way to convey how liberating it felt to release those emotions.
We only spent a couple days in Trivandrum before heading off into the 2 week tour. Here I would be re-awoken to my base intuitions, put back in tune with my core in ways I ...
... to tell me how to drive, in the end I stopped and asked them, ‘how many drivers do we have ? one or 3 /
That put a stop to them driving me crackers with all the instructions, well in the end we headed back to the hostel
We drove back through the alley ways and back through the gates, and we were still alive
It was a real treat for me, I enjoyed it, even though it was a wreck of a car,
I parked up, and gave the keys ...